Amsterdam, Netherlands – Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, announces the introduction of its ultra-lightweight & reliable 15/20hp EFI FourStroke outboard platform. In addition, Mercury is proud to launch its innovative new Multi-Function Tiller Handle assembly designed for the 15/20hp EFI FourStroke platform – the world’s first portable outboard tiller that offers left or right hand tiller handle operation.
“We are thrilled to bring to the market an all-new 15/20hp EFI four-stroke outboard platform, ‒ an engine that is easy-to-start, intuitive-to-operate, lightweight, fuel-efficient, quiet, powerful and reliable,” said John Buelow, Mercury Marine VP of global category management. “Through extensive consumer research, we identified the defining features that our customers had been asking for, and these engines provide them. The goal is always to deliver an elite boating experience to our customers, and these engines do just that.”
Mercury’s new Multi-Function Tiller Handle is an ergonomically enhanced control for the outboard lineup. This lightweight portable outboard platform starts at just 45 kg and is 5 kg lighter than the platform it replaces.
“Mercury’s all-new, proprietary tiller handle is adjustable in ways never seen before on portable outboards,” said Jim Hergert, Mercury Marine category manager. “It can be set up for right- or left-hand operation and the vertical down stop is adjustable to accommodate specific boat types, enhancing the boating experience and making it extremely user-friendly.”
New outboard platform sets a new bar in the marine industry
Designed for all recreational and commercial operators, Mercury’s new outboard features battery-free EFI for fast, reliable starting, instant throttle response and better overall performance; is among the lightest on the market improving acceleration, top speed and handling, and delivers exceptional fuel economy.
Like all Mercury FourStrokes, the new 15/20hp EFI also is designed with ease of maintenance in mind. Its clean, no-drip, no-spill oil drain system, fresh water flushing attachment, water separating fuel filter and the maintenance guide under cowl makes this one of the most user-friendly outboards on the water today.
Multi-Function Tiller Handle is first-of-its kind
The most exciting new feature Mercury has developed for the new 15/20hp EFI FourStroke platform is the Multi-Function Tiller Handle. “The user-focused tiller delivers a new level of features, functions, craftsmanship, style and control for portable outboards, enhancing the boating experience,” said John Lasschuit, Mercury’s EMEA product manager.